I just took my 1998 Z3 1.9 over to the BMW dealer with a low idle
problem. Idles low, looks like about 600 rpm. Does not cut off, but
just about does while in neutral whether hot or cold.
They said that a hose, vent valve and two up take manifolds needed to
Does this sound right to increase idle. Just want to know for sure due
to the price they are charging me.
Welcome to the wonderful world of BMW repair work!
I too own a 98 Z3, and I would not trade it for anything. My wife says
"I didn't realize how much I needed a convertible until I owned one."
If you are in the States, I would strongly suggest joining the BMW Car
Club of America. The dues are $40 a year, and at least in my area, the
club is very active, but the big reason to join is that all of the
dealers and repair people around here give a 10% discount on parts.
Another benefit of membership is that the club has put us in touch with
other members who are a lot more mechanically gifted than I am, with a
LOT of tools like code readers, hydraulic systems, lifts . . . Good
people to know!
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